Land Development


The City of Charlotte's Land Development web portal is designed to be the source for information to assist citizens, design professionals, developers, and contractors with land development projects within the City limits and Charlotte's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). ​

We strive to provi​​de excellent customer service - please visit our Customer Service Standards page for more information.



ACCELA Citizen AccessACCELA Citizen Access
Commercial & Multifamily CO Hold ReleaseCommercial & Multifamily CO Hold Release
Single-Family Detached Units CO Hold ReleaseSingle-Family Detached Units CO Hold Release
Schedule Pre-submittal MeetingSchedule Pre-submittal Meeting
Commercial Plan Review ProcessCommercial Plan Review Process
Schedule Pre-construction MeetingSchedule Pre-construction Meeting
Rezoning ProcessRezoning Process
Subdivision ProcessSubdivision Process
Standards Manual (CLDSM)Standards Manual (CLDSM)
Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)
Bond AdministrationBond Administration


January 16, 2017
CLDSM REVISION No. 15 - Effective January 16, 2017

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual is updated with Revision No. 15, effective January 16th, 2017.  See the Standards Manual webpage for information on the update here.

November 7, 2016

Tips for Uploading Electronic Plans to Accela

We have been experiencing difficulties with corrupted and/or unopenable PDF files on various Land Development plan submittals by customers in Accela.  In order to reduce these occurrences, please follow the helpful recommendations for electronic plan preparation found on our Electronic Plan Review page​

August 22, 2016

Tree Ordinance Text Amendment Approved

​Charlotte City Council approved a text amendment to the City's Tree Ordinance on Monday, August 22, 2016.  Read more...

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